Rain is coming down in sheets, making the streets and sidewalks around Burbank High wet and slippery.
Most normal people have sought refuge in their homes, or shelter themselves under the protection of an umbrella, in an attempt to keep dry.
But for Burbank track and field and cross-country standout McKenzie Paul — and a group of Bulldogs runners — the rain only serves as a minor distraction. Paul has training to get in, and a little precipitation isn't going to stop her from completing her six-mile run.
"I'm trying to come back after being sick for a few weeks, so I have to get my training in," said Paul, a senior. "It's just a little rain, it's not really that bad."
Through rain, cold weather and sweltering temperatures well over the 100-degree mark, Paul pushed through it all in order to stay competitive during the 2010 girls' cross-country season.